Do you do this, or have you? If not, do you want to? I have mixed feelings, mostly against it. I go to two places at least one-three times a year. One is a lodge with several small lakes that hold trips on steroids. Lots of 8-10 lb. trout in them, some larger. They don't usually fight all that hard, but if you want to get large trout, there's your place. I just never count them when talking size. I usually go with a group of guys that only get out a few times a year, and they want to get good fish. Understandable, but it's still catching someones pets. Henderson Springs. The other place is a small lake that has some excellent strains that do fight, or can. Last time up I was practically spooled by a 23" Eagle Lake trout, but that's unusual. We pay $150 a day and it's great for trying new techniques and catching some good fish during a lull elsewhere. Still, it's not real and I don't confuse catches there, or in any pay to fish lake, with those in public water. Some exceptions for me are fishing rivers or streams on private land where the fish are wild. Arcularius Ranch on the Owens River, which was I think the #2 fish per mile river in the U.S., was $85 per night per rod with lodging and fishing both days. It was, and is, a true blue ribbon river, but a decade or so ago was turned into an exclusive fishing resort for the SoCal fancy boy crowd. Nearby Hot Creek is/was the #1 fish per mile river, and has public access. Hot gets crowded on the weekends and has a very fancy crowd from El A usually, but it's still great water. I think pay to fish trips are best for a social outing with a group, and I don't think you learn much on pay to fish waters.You do, however, get a limited number of rods on the water, excellent access, and safety. I'd like to try a few others, but I'd much rather fish great public waters in Central Oregon or the Eastern Sierra that do hold large trout, and where you have to work at it. Do you have an opinion on this, or a favorite pay to fish venue?